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Feb
8
Fri
2019
International Winter Bike to Work Day
Feb 8 all-day

2019 Winter Bike to Work Day PosterOne of the great things about Colorado is that you can bicycle year-round. Break out the beanie, scarf and gloves, now’s your chance to try a winter ride on International Winter Bike to Work Day, Feb. 8, 2019. Various Colorado and International communities have observed Winter Bike to Work Day for many years. Sign up for International Winter Bike to Work Day to join fellow riders as we compete against the world and scout out a breakfast station in your area. Riders who pledge to ride have the option to participate in the International Gift Exchange. (Learn more when you register.)

Ride Safely

Be sure to do a safety check before you ride, wear a helmet, and always follow the rules of the road.

At night, wear reflective material, and use front and rear lights.

* Signing up is a pledge to try bike commuting this winter. Should we have inclement weather or unsafe conditions on Feb. 8, it’s OK to ride another day.

Apr
2
Tue
2019
Women Who Startup Basecamp Jeffco Launch @ Connects Workspace
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Women Who Startup imageWomen Who Startup (WWS) is launching Basecamp Jeffco at Connects Workspace, 1301 Arapahoe St Suite 105, Golden, on April 2, 6 – 8 p.m. Basecamp Jeffco will shine a spotlight on women entrepreneurs and innovators in Jefferson County and build a supportive community around the community’s Women Who Startup, those who work for them, support them, invest in them, and mentor them.

Learn more at womenwhostartup.com or email hello@womenwhostartup.com.

Apr
7
Sun
2019
Coyote Classic 5K @ Shelton Elementary School
Apr 7 @ 8:30 am

Enjoy beautiful views and challenging hills from this family-friendly 5k run course. Or choose the more abbreviated 1 mile course!

The 9th Annual Coyote Classic is a local favorite.

Learn more about the race and register at Coyote5kClassic.com.

Apr
10
Wed
2019
CANCELED: Auto-friendly Bicyclist Course @ Golden Community Center
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Auto-friendly Bicyclist Course

* Please note, this class has been canceled due to weather. The class will be rescheduled at a later date.

The City of Golden has partnered with Bicycle Colorado to provide FREE Auto-Friendly Bicyclist and Bicycle Friendly Driver Courses to the Golden Community!

The Auto-Friendly Bicyclist Course is designed to teach people who ride bicycles best practices for sharing the road with drivers. It will be held on Wednesday, April 10 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Golden Community Center, located at 1470 10th Street.

The 1.5 hour, interactive class covers the following topics:
Common causes of crashes between motorists and bicyclists and how to avoid them.
Legal and illegal behavior for motorists and bicyclists.
How to navigate on-street bicycle infrastructure like shared lanes, bike lanes, and green paint.
Why sharing the road is the safest option for both motorists and bicyclists.
What laws and etiquette we teach motorists.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive an Auto-Friendly Bicyclist certificate and sticker to display on their bicycle!

Sigh up today for the Auto-Friendly Bicyclist Course on April 10.

Please email Molly, Community Safety Coordinator for Bicycle Colorado, with any questions at molly@bicyclecolorado.org.

Apr
11
Thu
2019
CASA Champions for Children Breakfast 2019 @ Denver Marriott West
Apr 11 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

On Thursday, April 11, 7:30 a.m., start the day off at the Denver Marriott West with free breakfast while learning about CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties. In the past year, approximately 800 children were involved in 600 open cases of abuse and neglect in Jefferson and Gilpin counties. CASA Jeffco/Gilpin advocated for 385 children.

At this free breakfast event, you’ll hear from someone who personally benefited from CASA Jeffco/Gilpin and learn how you can get involved as a volunteer and/or donor and help the organization advocate for more children.

Please RSVP by Friday, April 5 to Kerry Bishop at kerrybishop@casajeffcogilpin.com. Learn more at www.casajeffcogilpin.com.

 

Apr
13
Sat
2019
Mines Formula Racing Club Car Show @ CSM Parking Lot
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Mines Formula Car ShowMines Formula Racing Club presents the 26th Annual E-Days Car and Bike Show on Saturday, April 13.

Visit www.minesformula.com for more information.

26th Annual Courage Walk @ Jefferson County Courthouse
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am

Crime Victims' Rights WeekNational Crime Victims’ Rights Week is recognized this year from April 7-13, 2019, and offers an opportunity for communities to come together to honor victims of crime and to promote victims’ rights. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future.”

In Jefferson County, the weeklong remembrance ends with the 26th annual Courage Walk on Saturday, April 13. The walk begins at 10 a.m. with a continental breakfast and registration on the steps of the Jefferson County Courts and Administration building. The walk begins at 11 a.m.

Doves will be released in honor of victims, following a short ceremony at the Courage Garden, which was built to provide a place of respite for crime victims and their families on the courthouse grounds.

The event is family friendly and the one-mile walk is wheelchair accessible. Leashed pets are welcome.

A suggested donation of $10 is recommended, but not required. Proceeds will go to the maintenance of the Courage Garden, training for victim advocate volunteers and to help victims of crimes and other traumatic events in our community.

Apr
20
Sat
2019
2019 Easter Egg Hunt @ Parfet Park
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Easter Egg HuntThe Golden Kiwanis, with the assistance of their sponsored youth (Builders Club, Key Club, and Circle K) along with the Golden Chamber of Commerce and local merchants provide thousands of stuffed plastic eggs for the kids of Golden to enjoy at Easter.

On the morning of the hunt, eggs are spread throughout Parfet Park with different areas for different age groups. Once the bell sounds, kids clean the park in 30 seconds or less and head into downtown for more activities, so don’t be late!

Apr
23
Tue
2019
Bicycle-friendly Driver Course @ Golden Community Center
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Bicycle Friendly Driver CourseThe City of Golden has partnered with Bicycle Colorado to provide FREE Auto-Friendly Bicyclist and Bicycle Friendly Driver Courses to the Golden Community!

The Bicycle Friendly Driver Course is designed to teach drivers best practices for sharing the road with people who ride bicycles. This course will be held on Tuesday, April 23 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Golden Community Center, located at 1470 10th Street.

The 1.5 hour, interactive class covers the following topics:
– Common causes of crashes between motorists and bicyclists and how to avoid them.
– Legal and illegal behavior for motorists and bicyclists.
– How to navigate on-street bicycle infrastructure while driving a motor vehicle.
– Why sharing the road is the safest option for both motorists and bicyclists.
– What laws and etiquette we teach bicyclists.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a Bicycle-Friendly Driver certificate, a sticker to display on their vehicle, and the option to pledge to be a Bicycle-Friendly Driver!

Sign up today for the Bicycle-Friendly Driver Course on April 23.

Please email Molly, Community Safety Coordinator for Bicycle Colorado, with any questions at molly@bicyclecolorado.org.

Apr
27
Sat
2019
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 2019 @ Golden City Hall
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

National Drug Take Back 2019On Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Golden Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give you the opportunity to get rid of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. By getting rid of these types of potentially dangerous drugs, you can prevent pill abuse and theft. Bring your pills for disposal (the DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches) to the Golden Police Department at 911 10th St, Golden, CO.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines (flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash) both pose potential safety and health hazards.

COG Mesa

 Golden was named after Thomas L. Golden,
a gold prospector who arrived in Jefferson County in 1858.

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